Catching up

Summer is drawing to an end. My teenagers are returning to school and starting college and Uni after a long, hot summer. I always find this time of year tinged with melancholy and excitement. The end of summer and yet new beginnings on the horizon. It has been a gloriously warm summer and I’ve loved spending it in my Writing Pad in West Wales. I write early, walk the dogs on the sandy beach and often have lunch in my favourite café with a little glass of rosé or watch the sun go down with a gin and tonic and good friends by the water’s edge.

August saw the release of my new book Sunset Over the Cherry Orchard, set in Andalucía in Spain. It has cherries, flamenco and fiestas and is about holding on to your dreams and making them happen. I am so delighted so many of you have enjoyed this book and have taken Beti, her dreams and flamenco to your hearts. Thank you for the lovely reviews you left on Amazon.

And if you enjoyed Sunset Over the Cherry Orchard, hopefully you’ll be happy to learn my winter warmer, A Winter Beneath the Stars is going to be published as an eBook in just four weeks’ time. Just when we’re ready to cwtch up in the evenings. It’ll be out in paperback in December if you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas present! It’s set in Swedish Lapland. It’s not a Christmas book, it’s a winter one, so you don’t have to rush to read it before the festive season is over. It’s about enjoying everything that winter brings as we follow Halley on the journey of a lifetime.

I’ve also been in Sicily and am now editing next summer’s book, set amongst the Sicilian lemon groves and researching another winter book closer to home this time.

So, enjoy September, toast the summer that has been and the adventures to come as we slip into Autumn.